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A Struggle For Foles In Chicago

Posted Aug 8, 2014

CHICAGO -- Nick Foles didn't mince words after completing 6 of 9 passes for 44 yards with two interceptions in Friday night's 34-28 loss to the Bears in the preseason opener.

"I didn't play well tonight," said Foles. "As an offense, we can't hurt ourselves. I threw two passes that weren't good decisions that were picked off. There was a lot of good - seeing the young guys go in ... it was one of those things that I'm going to learn from it, I'm going to get better. It's correctable. It's not like it's not correctable. I knew exactly when I did the mishaps what I should have done and I'll learn from it and move forward."

Foles tossed his first interception on the fourth play from scrimmage after a completion to Brent Celek for 20 yards was nullified by an Evan Mathis holding penalty. Instead of a first down, Foles faced a third-and-18 play. He had some pressure and tried to force a pass to Ifeayni Momah over the middle of the field that was behind Momah and intercepted by safety Ryan Mundy.

Later in the first quarter, Foles tried to get the ball to tight end Zach Ertz, but the pass was intercepted by safety Sherrick McManis at Chicago's 21-yard line. It was a second-and-4 play from the Chicago 32-yard line and there were two receivers in the area, but Foles accepted all the blame.

"The first one, I felt a little pressure and was trying to get it down the middle and it was a bad throw," said Foles. "The second one, I was trying to make too big of a play and I sort of forced the ball in there. The guy fell off on the route and it was just a poorly thrown ball.

"I'm going to learn from it and I'm going to move forward like I always do."

Foles said the mistakes came from nothing other than "making a couple of bad throws." He said he had a "sick feeling" in his stomach after making the mistakes, but that that feeling will pass quickly as he looks toward a week of practice at the Patriots.

Foles threw 27 touchdown passes and two interceptions in 2013 and has enjoyed a terrific Training Camp. With one preseason game down, the Eagles are ready for New England.

"It's an opportunity for us to correct the mistakes we made and move forward as a team," said Foles. "That's what we're going to do."

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